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At Orchard School we have a vibrant house system. When each child joins us, he or she is allocated to one of four houses - Dirac, Ricart, Dunmore and Pethick - named after four prominent people with Bristol connections. Children also join a tutor group; we have what is known as vertical tutor groups which means there is a mixture of students of all ages.

This is vital in helping younger children get used to their new environment and our older students often take on an informal mentoring role for the younger ones. Our house system is important in giving children - and families - support in matters not connected to academic life. Our friendly Heads of House and Pastoral Managers are always available to discuss any matters of concern, you can find their contact details by clicking on the relevant houses below: 

Each house organises its own events from house performances to fundraising.